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Monday, Aug. 5
• Medical, 163 Bullock Road, 5:16 a.m., Southwest Marion responded.
• Vehicle accident-property damage only, 169 Expose Road, 11:26 a.m., Tri-Community responded.
• Medical, 38 Valdez Lane, 1:02 p.m., Southwest Marion responded.
Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail by local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11. The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction.
Darren Hill, left, and Larry Henning prepare the ground for a new sidewalk at the Marion County Courthouse. Henning Construction is working with the Marion County Board of Supervisors to repair the crumbling sidewalks all around the courthouse. |Photo by Susan Amundson
Hattiesburg native using platform to draw attention to life-saving gifts
OXFORD — University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.”
The Marion County Historical Society will be presenting the Ford’s Encampment Sept. 13 through Sept. 15.
The sixth annual encampment will be located at the John Ford Home in Sandy Hook. The encampment was originally scheduled Feb. 23, but was canceled due to the weather at the time.
The event now will be spread over 3 days.
JACKSON – The State Auditor’s Office found what it called “alarming business practices” at the Hinds County School District during an audit.
State Auditor Shad White said in a news release Monday that auditors found poor controls over the district credit cards and bank accounts, which had not been reconciled in nearly a year.
The Columbia School District is exploring a grant to install solar panels at a school as part of the Kemper County power plant settlement.
Using the sun’s energy, the devices could potentially offset some of the district’s light bill.
The Columbia 8u all-stars made history Tuesday morning, becoming the first team from Mississippi to win the Dixie Youth 8u coach pitch World Series by beating South Carolina 3-1 in the championship in Ruston, La.
Head coach Ryan Stringer said it was an awesome experience for the team.
(This week The Columbian-Progress spotlights Citizens Bank Marketing Administrative Assistant Brook McKenzie.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born in Hattiesburg Sept. 13, 1994.
Q: Where did you attend school?
The fourth time was the charm for the Columbia 11u all-stars Sunday as they claimed their first World Series championship in Brookhaven in four tries.
The five-time state champs had come close several times before but finally broke through the glass ceiling.
A packed room was on hand for an open employee hearing at the Marion County School District board meeting Monday night where the board voted not to accept the non-renewal of a teacher’s contract.
Vivian Dillon, a math teacher at East Marion High School, had been with the district for 24 years.
Beauty and satisfaction aside, have you ever thought about your garden’s “green footprint” – its cost to you and your surroundings?
Recently I ate lunch at a restaurant in Jackson called Babalu. The menu was very interesting and the food was delicious. It was kinda, sorta Mexican with some Mediterranean touches. I ordered lamb sliders. The server offered several sauces, among them Comeback.
The following entities incorporated in Marion County in November, according to records filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State:
• Babs Jewels LLC, 1117 Broadmoor Ave., Columbia
• Loose Ends LLC, 1824 Columbia Purvis Road, Columbia
Downtown will come alive again Friday night, and shoppers will have a chance to visit a variety of merchants and enjoy entertainment and fun for the children.
Candlelight, Carols and Claus is slated to take place downtown from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a host of activities.
For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.
During a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Columbia Board of Aldermen appointed Eric Lucas to serve on the Columbia School District Board of Trustees.
The 39-year-old is a Columbia High School graduate and works for Jones Companies.
Columbia School District Trustees say they are pleased with the work of new Superintendent Jason Harris.
The Board completed an evaluation of Harris before the Jan. 11 meeting and talked about Harris and the projects that he has begun since taking the helm on July 1, 2017.